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Feb 1, 2011 12:00 AM
HP Inkjet Web Presses produced 1.46 billion letter-size pages in the 2010 calendar year, printing for some of the world's leading book manufacturing, print fulfillment and commercial printing businesses.
"Last year, HP Inkjet Web Presses set new, record levels for productivity, exceeding our expectations with flying colors," says Aurelio Maruggi, vice president and general manager, Inkjet High-speed Production Solutions, HP. "With more than 20 presses installed worldwide and new installations underway, a growing number of progressive companies are seeing the extraordinary value HP Inkjet Web Press technology offers."
Los Angeles-based O'Neil Data Systems used the HP T200, T300 and T350 Inkjet Web Presses to produce a range of transactional and health care documents for clients in the insurance, financial publishing and other industries. HP Inkjet Web Presses' high uptime is critical for the firm's peak production period – the October through January insurance industry open season, when it produces millions of booklets for insurers.
Last year, the company installed the world's first HP T350 Color Inkjet Web Press in time for open season production and immediately reaped the benefits. The up to 600 fpm, 30-inch-wide press prints nearly 4,000 4-color, letter-size pages/min. and served as a key workhorse production device as the company introduced new, full-color designs.
During the open season, O'Neil Data Systems' HP T350 produced a single-day peak volume of 2.69 million pages. And, during the month of December, the press printed, on average, 1.61 million pages a day across 30 production days in the month. For the company's three HP Inkjet Web Presses combined, single-day peak volume during open season reached over 6 million pages.
O'Neil Data Systems also is home to the world's first HP T200 Color Inkjet Web Press, a smaller model with a 23 million page monthly duty cycle. Last year, the 20.5-inch-wide press was used to launch MarketSmith from William O'Neil + Co. Inc., a financial research tool that includes more than 2,800 color charts.
HP Inkjet Web Presses are installed at several of the world's largest book manufacturing firms, including Europe's leading book printer, CPI, and North America's third-largest book printer, Courier Corp. These installations are changing the way leading publishing companies approach book purchasing and supply-chain decisions.